I Have Astigmatism, Can I Still Have Laser Eye Surgery?

It’s often assumed that Laser Eye Surgery can not treat astigmatism, but here at London Vision Clinic, our expert surgeons have been using laser to treat astigmatism for years.

Astigmatism is most commonly caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. A normal cornea is usually spherical, whereas an astigmatic cornea is shaped like a rugby ball. This results in blurred or distorted vision as the optics in the eye are unable to focus objects into sharp images on the retina.

Astigmatism is a common condition; along with myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia, the vast majority of patients with astigmatism are suitable for Laser Eye Surgery at the London Vision Clinic.

Here’s London Vision Clinic surgeon Mr Glenn Carp explaining how Laser Eye Surgery helps astigmatism:

Mr Carp explains that Laser Eye Surgery is used to correct the irregular corneal shape, flattening out the steepness. This leaves the cornea in a much more regular shape, allowing the vision to be corrected.

To find out more about the treatment of astigmatism using LASIK, LASEK/PRK or ReLEx SMILE eye surgery, call now or book a consultation at London Vision Clinic.